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Stephen B. Simpson, Mediator, Gulfport, Mississippi.

Stephen B. Simpson

Purvis & Co. PLLC
14110 Airport Road, Suite A
Gulfport, MS 39505
Tel: (228) 206-7174
Fax: (228) 867-7142
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Recognized to Mississippi Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Insurance Umpire, Special Master
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I obtained mediation certifications and am registered with the Mississippi State Bar Registry of Mediators since 2012.
I have been, or am now, a member of the Mississippi State Bar, the ABA, Mississippi Prosecutors Association (past president), Mississippi Conference of Circuit Court Judges (past chairman), Harrison County Bar Association, Russell-Blass Chapter of American Inns of Court (past chairman), Association of Attorney-Mediators, Academy of Court Appointed Masters and The Best Lawyers in America 2018. I am currently a senior status judge and preside over civil and felony criminal cases.

I have conducted numerous mediations, including but not limited to, contracts, construction, personal injury, premises liability, medical malpractice, professional liability, wrongful death, insurance law, real estate and Chancery Court family law.

Case Experience

  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of Mississippi, 1988, J.D.
  • Delta State University, 1981, M.ED.
  • Delta State University, 1980, B.S.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Conference of Circuit Court Judges, Former Chairman
  • Mississippi Prosecutors Association, Former President
  • Mississippi Department of Public Safety, Former Commissioner
  • Academy of Court Appointed Masters, Fellow
  • Association of Attorney Mediators
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Rates Information

Non-refundable administration file set-up fee:  $300.00

Pre-mediation settlement memorandum, exhibit and document review: $250.00 p/hr.

Mediation (including executed settlement memorandum) : $275.00 p/hr

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